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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lebanon Man Indicted For Drug Trafficking And Firearms Offenses

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Lebanon man was indicted by a federal grand jury and arrested today for distribution of synthetic marijuana, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of body armor.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the Indictment alleges that Angel M. Pagan, age 41, distributed XLR11, a Schedule I controlled substance (synthetic marijuana) out of his residence in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.  A search of the residence located synthetic marijuana, body armor and a stolen AK-47 rifle.

This case was investigated by the Lebanon County Drug Task Force, the Lebanon City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daryl Bloom is prosecuting the case. 

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty under federal law is life imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

 

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Updated May 20, 2015